Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats

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10 min


10 min


32 squares

* PLUS 1 hour cooling time

You’ve had all the rest, now make the best. This upgrade takes just a few minutes more: Let the melted butter get all nutty and brown, and then add salt. Boom.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-250g bags miniature marshmallows
  • 10 cups puffed rice cereal


  • Line a 9×13-in. pan with parchment, leaving overhang on 2 sides.
  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high. Stir as butter foams up, then becomes nutty brown, 5 to 6 min.
  • Reduce heat to low, then quickly add vanilla, salt and marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal until well-coated.
  • Press into prepared pan and let cool at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.


This recipe is easily halved. Press into an 8-in. pan or stick with a 9×13-in. pan for thinner squares.

Use wet hands or a wet spatula to press mixture into pan to prevent sticking. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to evenly press the squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 118,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg.

Originally published in the January + February 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.